The high-literary surrealism of Dino Buzzati

It seems to me, fantasy should be as close as possible to journalism. The right word is not "banalizing", although in fact a little of this is involved. Rather, I mean that the effectiveness of a fantastic story will depend on its being told in the most simple and practical terms. Dino Buzzati (1906-1972) was …

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The retro science fantasy art of Peter Andrew Jones

Even if you haven't heard of him before, if you've read a science fiction or fantasy novel or played a fantasy RPG in the last few decades, odds are you've seen work by British painter Peter Andrew Jones, whose career in science fiction and fantasy illustration spans more than forty years. His style, while most …

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Ejiwa Ebenebe’s body-positive Afro-fantasia

Ejiwa Ebenebe, who goes by the nickname "Edge," is an illustrator based out of British Columbia whose work focuses on young women of color. Her subjects occupy positions of power and mystery in fantasia-like settings, where they almost always stare back at the observer in ways both indifferent and angry. Ejiwa can be found on …

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The High Nordic Art of Viktor Vasnetsov

Viktor Mikhaylovich Vasnetsov (1848 – 1926) was a Russian painter specializing in mythological and historical themes and one of the founders of the nationalist romantic movement, the so-called "Russian Revival." After graduating from the seminary, Vasnetsov moved to St. Petersburg, where he studied art at the Imperial Academy. Famed in his lifetime, he was given …

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